Almost 48 hours away for Baskonia to host Anadolu Efes in first game of the 2016-17 Euroleague regular season. The new format will allow fans from every European corner to witness all the teams involved in the competition which will have to face each other from this season on.
The first rival star to visit Buesa even though the great roster Anadolu Efes have is Thomas Heurtel. French point guard left Vitoria-Gasteiz midway through the 2014-15 season and will be the main threat on Friday at 9 pm.
Heurtel has a brilliant ability to pass the ball and maintain regularity in his game as he proved last season averaging double figures in the Performance Index Rating.
His fantastic direction let him set various records last season dishing out for instance 15 assists in Anadolu Efes vs. Limoges game.
Elsewhere, Thomas Heurtel has the best assists average in alltime’s competition with 5.55 apg. In addition, he racked up 190 assists last season averaging 7.92 per game.
French international guard scored 25.5 points in the pair of games played against Baskonia last season so Sito Alonso’s side will have to look out him in order to get the first Euroleague win this season.